It is the first Sunday in July which means that football fans only have to wait out nine more Sundays until the NFL reigns supreme once again.
As Da Windy City begins our preparations for the Chicago Bears’ season, we are excited to announce a new series of posts in relation to the Bears’ upcoming season.
Starting with this Sunday and continuing each Sunday until the first Sunday of the regular season, Da Windy City will run an over/under series when it comes to certain aspects of the Bears’ season.
The first aspect, starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
The debate being whether or not Cutler will play in over 14 games for the Bears this season or under.
The last time that Cutler played a full season was in his first season with the Bears in 2009. Cutler suffered a concussion during the 2010 season that forced the quarterback to miss a game; a broken thumb during the 2011 season that limited the quarterback to 10 games; concussion during the 2012 season that forced the Indiana-native to miss a game; and a groin injury last season that forced him to miss five games.
Needless to say, the recent trend indicates that Cutler can not stay healthy for a full season.
Unlike last season, the Bears no longer have Josh McCown to back up Cutler.
Meaning, the Bears need Cutler to stay healthy for the majority of the season.
Cutler has been building up his durability this off-season in order to prepare his body to stay healthy for the longevity of the season. Though, in the NFL, no player is truly healthy come the second half of the season.
That being said the prediction here is that Cutler does indeed play in over 14 games for the Bears this season.